The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 589 631 617
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -14
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 21 40 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.056% 0.091% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.36% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 21 26 44
Median salary £22,500 £22,500 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -47.97%
UK excluding London median salary £33,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-25.55% +12.50%
MCSD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
8804 11104 11388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 23.49% 25.32% 24.84%
Number of salaries quoted 7390 9174 9094
Median salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £72,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of job ads across the London region citing MCSD as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in London

MCSD
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region.

MCSD Salary Trend in London

MCSD
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

MCSD Salary Histogram in London

MCSD
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the London region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +49 1 £27,500 -56.00%
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £52,500 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT jobs citing MCSD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 67 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (91.04%) Degree
3 56 (83.58%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (80.60%) C#
5 53 (79.10%) .NET
6 47 (70.15%) SQL Server
7 45 (67.16%) Scrum
8 43 (64.18%) MCAD
9 40 (59.70%) TDD
10 39 (58.21%) MVC
10 39 (58.21%) MCTS
10 39 (58.21%) ASP.NET
10 39 (58.21%) ASP.NET MVC
11 32 (47.76%) Microsoft
12 31 (46.27%) MCP
12 31 (46.27%) .NET Framework
13 30 (44.78%) NUnit
13 30 (44.78%) Moq
14 28 (41.79%) BDD
14 28 (41.79%) Web Application Development
14 28 (41.79%) NHibernate
15 27 (40.30%) Rhino Mocks
15 27 (40.30%) LINQ
15 27 (40.30%) Kanban
16 26 (38.81%) Continuous Integration
16 26 (38.81%) SQL Server 2014
16 26 (38.81%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 26 (38.81%) Games
17 20 (29.85%) Computer Science
18 16 (23.88%) MS Excel

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (13.43%) Apache
1 9 (13.43%) Apache Spark
2 8 (11.94%) CMS
3 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.49%) Drupal
4 1 (1.49%) Kentico
4 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.49%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.49%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (23.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.99%) MS Office
3 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (13.43%) ReMetrica
2 1 (1.49%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (7.46%) Office 365
2 3 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.48%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (4.48%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.99%) Google Compute Engine
3 2 (2.99%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (2.99%) SaaS
3 2 (2.99%) SoftLayer
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.49%) AWS CloudTrail
4 1 (1.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (1.49%) CloudFront
4 1 (1.49%) G Suite
4 1 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.48%) Firewall
2 2 (2.99%) LAN
2 2 (2.99%) WAN
3 1 (1.49%) HTTP
3 1 (1.49%) Internet
3 1 (1.49%) IPsec
3 1 (1.49%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (70.15%) SQL Server
2 26 (38.81%) SQL Server 2014
3 10 (14.93%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (7.46%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.99%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.99%) MySQL
6 2 (2.99%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.49%) Big Data
7 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.49%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.49%) Redis
7 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (44.78%) Moq
1 30 (44.78%) NUnit
2 27 (40.30%) Rhino Mocks
3 11 (16.42%) Git (software)
4 10 (14.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (13.43%) JIRA
5 9 (13.43%) TeamCity
6 4 (5.97%) Selenium
7 3 (4.48%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.49%) Subversion
8 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 26 (38.81%) Games
2 7 (10.45%) Back Office
3 2 (2.99%) Law
4 1 (1.49%) Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Finance
Job Titles
1 51 (76.12%) Developer
2 39 (58.21%) .NET Developer
3 26 (38.81%) Games Developer
3 26 (38.81%) Graduate
3 26 (38.81%) Graduate .NET Developer
3 26 (38.81%) Graduate Developer
3 26 (38.81%) Graduate Games Developer
3 26 (38.81%) Junior
3 26 (38.81%) Junior .NET Developer
3 26 (38.81%) Junior Developer
3 26 (38.81%) Junior Games Developer
4 21 (31.34%) C# Developer
5 11 (16.42%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (16.42%) Software Developer
6 9 (13.43%) Architect
6 9 (13.43%) C# Software Developer
7 6 (8.96%) Apache Spark Developer
7 6 (8.96%) Cassandra Developer
7 6 (8.96%) Python Developer
7 6 (8.96%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (79.10%) .NET
2 39 (58.21%) ASP.NET
2 39 (58.21%) ASP.NET MVC
3 31 (46.27%) .NET Framework
4 28 (41.79%) NHibernate
5 27 (40.30%) LINQ
6 26 (38.81%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 10 (14.93%) HTML
8 9 (13.43%) CSS
9 8 (11.94%) HTML5
10 7 (10.45%) CSS3
11 4 (5.97%) Entity Framework
11 4 (5.97%) jQuery
11 4 (5.97%) REST
11 4 (5.97%) WCF
11 4 (5.97%) Web Services
12 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (4.48%) JSON
12 3 (4.48%) Unity DI Container
13 2 (2.99%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 20 (29.85%) Computer Science
2 10 (14.93%) Mathematics
2 10 (14.93%) Physics
3 9 (13.43%) Reinsurance
4 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (2.99%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.99%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.99%) PKI
4 2 (2.99%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.99%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.99%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.49%) Blog
5 1 (1.49%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.49%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.49%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.48%) Windows
2 2 (2.99%) Android
2 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.99%) Windows Server
2 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (83.58%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (67.16%) Scrum
3 40 (59.70%) TDD
4 39 (58.21%) MVC
5 28 (41.79%) BDD
5 28 (41.79%) Web Application Development
6 27 (40.30%) Kanban
7 26 (38.81%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (20.90%) OO
8 14 (20.90%) OOD
9 10 (14.93%) Machine Learning
9 10 (14.93%) Presales
10 9 (13.43%) MVVM
11 8 (11.94%) Project Management
11 8 (11.94%) Web Development
12 7 (10.45%) Wealth Management
12 7 (10.45%) Workflow
13 6 (8.96%) CRM
13 6 (8.96%) Project Planning
13 6 (8.96%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 54 (80.60%) C#
2 16 (23.88%) SQL
3 13 (19.40%) JavaScript
4 10 (14.93%) Python
5 9 (13.43%) Scala
6 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.49%) C
7 1 (1.49%) C++
7 1 (1.49%) Go
7 1 (1.49%) Java
7 1 (1.49%) PHP
7 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.49%) Ruby
7 1 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 67 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (91.04%) Degree
3 43 (64.18%) MCAD
4 39 (58.21%) MCTS
5 31 (46.27%) MCP
6 13 (19.40%) MCPD
7 2 (2.99%) MCITP
7 2 (2.99%) MCSA
8 1 (1.49%) AWS Certification
8 1 (1.49%) CISA
8 1 (1.49%) CISM
8 1 (1.49%) CISSP
8 1 (1.49%) CITP
8 1 (1.49%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Docker
1 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.99%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (4.48%) Puppet
2 2 (2.99%) Ansible
2 2 (2.99%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.99%) Packer
3 1 (1.49%) Nagios
Vendors
1 32 (47.76%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.43%) Actian
3 7 (10.45%) Infragistics
3 7 (10.45%) Telerik
4 5 (7.46%) VMware
5 4 (5.97%) EPiServer
6 3 (4.48%) Google
6 3 (4.48%) Oracle
7 2 (2.99%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.49%) Apigee
8 1 (1.49%) Mashery
8 1 (1.49%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.49%) SAP
8 1 (1.49%) Sitecore